In the song, the man starts off with being complacent about his ex-lover’s claim to ‘still be friends,’ then later becomes embittered when she finally decides to cut off all ties. It builds to a crescendo from the third verse where the woman points out how the man ruined their relationship with his issues from his previous one — and it has happened again.
So in a nutshell, Mr. Supposedly Heartbroken is whinging about his ex-lover shutting him out because she decided she’s had enough of him wallowing in baggage from another past relationship. I mean, come fricken on! You can’t just screw up a relationship then hope to still keep in touch just to excuse yourself from the responsibility of messing up. That’s for wieners.
If this has happened to you, with whom can you relate more — Gotye or Kimbra?
Anyway, this catchy and brilliantly insightful tune also happens to be my husband’s and son’s current favorite, and they’ve played it so much that it’s been stuck in my head for 4 days and counting. So far I’m impressed with Gotye’s soothing yet heartfelt style. If you share the same sentiments, you can listen to more of his work HERE.